So a chicken crossed the road…

6 Feb

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Well, earlier that morning the farmer’s daughter had inadvertently left the gate to the yard open, as she was preoccupied by her worry over a maths test set for that day. She hadn’t really studied for the test as she was still deeply distressed over her father’s recent heart attack. This, coupled with the burden of the extra chores that had been delegated to her because her mother was out trying to get the field prepared for sowing, had made her quite forgetful and distracted of late.

Several chickens escaped, but only one strayed so far that it actually encountered the road facing the farm. After crossing the road and gorging itself in a soybean crop, the chicken was struck by a van as it attempted to make its way home.

Several hours later the dead chicken was spotted by a community mental health worker who was doing his bi-weekly rural clinic run. The chicken, being a bantam, caught the eye of the mental health worker, who was a keen trout fisherman.

“Cool,” thought the mental health worker. “Those feathers will make excellent trout flies.” He stopped and plucked a handful of the most iridescent blue, green and orange feathers, then placed them in an envelope.

He then rolled himself a cigarette, sat on the trunk of his car and admired the clouds. “God, I love this job,” he muttered to no-one in particular.

(A very random ‘joke’ I came across on A little odd, no? But it did make me laugh.)


2 Responses to “So a chicken crossed the road…”

  1. Dan February 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    At the risk of becoming the official Literate Chicken heckler, I must ask:

    Can a chicken gorge itself in a crop or on a crop?

    • theliteratechicken February 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

      It didn’t specify what it was eating. If it was gorging itself on bugs and whatnot in the paddock, sure, it could have been IN the crop. If it was eating the soybeans, ON the crop.

      So there 😉

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